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Away Day Blues: Carlisle United

31 October 2019

Last Saturday’s postponement makes it three away games in a row for Macc! This weekend were off to Carlisle United and ahead of the long trip to Brunton Park, we’ve gathered everything you need to know in our latest instalment of Away Day Blues.

Stadium Address

Brunton Park

250 Warwick Road

Carlisle

CA1 1LL

Distance from Moss Rose: 137.7 miles

Estimated travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes

About the Ground:

Brunton Park has been the home of Carlisle United since 1909 and is the largest stadium in England which is not all seated with a capacity of 17,949. The stadium has endured its fair share of disasters after its grandstand burnt down in 1953, followed by two floods in a decade (2005 and 2015). The ground is quite unique to any other in the country as the Pioneer East Stand runs 20 yards past the goal line on one end, resulting in the stand being noticeably off centre. A complete stadium rebuild alongside plans to move the pitch a few yards north fell through and thus, left Carlisle with a stand that is just off the half way line.

Tickets

Silkmen fans will be housed in the Pioneer Foods Stand, with advance prices set as follows -

Adults: £19.00
Over 65: £16.00
18 - 22: £13.00
11 - 17: £10.00
Family Junior (11-17): £8.00 *
Under 10: £7.00
Under 6: Free of charge.

Disabled carer: Free of charge
Wheelchair User: £4.00
Wheelchair Carer: Free of charge

*Family Junior - you can purchase a maximum of two Family Junior tickets for every one adult ticket, or a maximum of one Family Junior ticket for every one senior ticket purchased. Any Junior tickets purchased on top of this or sold individually should be charged as a full price Junior ticket.

Tickets are available from the Moss Rose now and will remain on sale until noon on Friday 1st November.

Car Parking

There is parking available at Brunton Park itself which will come at a cost of £2.50, however it is recommended to get there early to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, there is the Rosehill Industrial Estate which a free option if parking around the stadium cannot be found. It is around a 20 minute walk to the ground and can be found at the postcode CA1 2RW.

Food and Drink

Carlisle Town Centre is also around a mile walk from the ground and its play host to a variety of food and drink venues as you might expect. Tesco, Subway, McDonalds and various fish and chip shops can be found in and around The Lanes shopping centre.

Carlisle Rugby Club is next to the ground on Warwick Road and it will welcome Macc fans on the day of the game. The rugby club is also family friendly and offers Silkmen fans a place to socialise before the match.

Also equidistant to the ground is Lakeland Gate which is part of the Brewers Fayre chain and will serve food and drink to Macc fans and families. It can be found at the postcode CA1 2WF.

Stadium Prices

Pie: £2

Tea/Coffee: £1.50

Lager/Cider: £3.50

Matchday Programme: £3

We wish all you Silkmen fans that are making yet another away trip to support your team a very safe journey. Bring back those three points!


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